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Sr Software Engineer

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Some of the best and brightest engineers in industry dating back from the old Motorola days.

Cons

Continuous layoffs the past 3 years Increasing attrition rates of best and brightest engineers No vision nor hope from executive management on what's next after current large programs hit end of life on current large contracts with big engineering staff (ie. JTRS & MUOS). Business Development team have failed company.

Advice to Management

Hire ex-military folks into leadership positions that have network connections in Goverment.

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    Used to be a good company (Motorola Government Sector) then deteriorate over the years into an empty shell of itself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Used to be a great place to work for in terms of benefits, compensation and being part of something with national importance. 2. Many, many smart engineers

    Cons

    1. Usually not the best management at the lower level and the top management lacks vision, guts, ability to think outside the box to take advantage of the incredible resources. The resources that Motorola has assembled at this campus and then upon inertia, GD has built upon for a little while, until GD corporate culture kicked in. 2. No ability or the will to penetrate adjacent markets that have similar needs as the markets GD is playing in. 3. Complete lack of investment in human resources and intellectual property. 4. Government contracting mentally from the 90s: “we won’t move a finger unless someone pays for it”. Instead of the approach of investing in products and technologies that can be offered to the Government under more competitive rates, as Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed and BEA are doing. 5. This business unit is bound to fail and be auctioned off or closed.

    Advice to Management

    1. Invest in people and the business; otherwise this business unit will fail. 2. Select the right people for leadership roles, not based on political affiliations, years at GD, but based on ideas, ability to manage and lead.


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    My time with GD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People there are bright, pleasant, and work very hard.

    Cons

    As the defense budget shrinks, defense contractors will be placed in deep financial trouble. This is not a growth business anymore. Stale technology and process. Not really sure GD wants to be a software company.


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